Thursday, August 2, 2012

Manga Chibi

Hello everyone, have we enjoyed our week so far? Any big plans for the weekend? I myself don't have any big plans, though after today I have the rest of the weekend off. We have been having some nice weather lately so I'm hoping that it will hold out and I can catch some rays! Well enough about that, today I'm sharing a card that I made up last night. I was really hoping that the Gorjuss Girl stamps I had ordered would have shown up in the mail yesterday, but sadly they didn't. So Instead I went ahead and made a card with a cute Chibi image by *Sureya.

Cute right? I like to think that I'm getting better at this shading and coloring with Copic thing. I had seen a tutorial where it was mentioned that a BV color would help you image look more realistic. I went ahead and tried it for this image but I thing that I used a little to much on her forehead, though I think that I did pretty well for her arms and neck area. The legs again maybe a little too much, but hey I'm still learning. My biggest problem doesn't come from using the Copic's them selves but rather waiting long enough for the ink to dry. Sadly I don't get the opportunity to wake up in the morning and know that I will have the time to make a card that uses 'X' paper and 'X' image. I usually get home and find that I have the time and inclination so I find a sketch or Idea for what to do and find an image, then I just want to go straight into coloring...

So angled view and a view of the inside, I tried to keep with the sketch and follow it through to the inside. The paper that I used is 'Hello Summer' by Echo Park. The 3 heart buttons in the upper right corner are Button Farm (make your own) Buttons also using the 'Hello Summer' paper. The white flourish on the corners of the image are a Memory Box Die, Quinn Flourish, cut in half. and the Motif with 'Faith, Hope, Love' stamped on it is from Spellbinders 'Persian Motifs'.

*I'm not sure if they still make the Button farm thing. I bought it 2 years ago at a CKC show but I didn't see it this last year and I can't seem to find it on the web. If any one knows if and or where you can get these though I would love to know where to get more.*

Be sure to check out *Sureya 's open coloring book if you like this image, while I can't find this exact one in her coloring book at the moment. She has a bunch of other really neat manga type images!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
XoX ~Sarah

Challenges Entered:
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Anything goes w/ a Girly Twist
Card Crafters Circle - Challenge #33 CAS Clean and Simple!
Pile It On - #31 Cute as Can Be
Graphicat Sketches - Challenge #13
Stamp N Doodle - Use Your Favorite Color (pink and blue)
DYSU Challenge Blog - #83 Polka Dots
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #228 Clean & Simple
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenges - Use Designer Paper


  1. Hi Sarah,
    Thanks for playing in our Clean & Simple Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you have created this beautiful card !! I love these die cuts and your twine application!!!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  2. Awesome colouring Sarah... thanks for sharing this delight at the Card Crafter's Circle!

  3. I love the colors you used on this card! Nice coloring, as well! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!


  4. Such a pretty card inside and out. Love that cute image and the little heart buttons.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  5. Adorable image !! Great card ! Thanks for joining us at Graphicat Sketch Challenges

  6. Sarah what a fabulous card well done Hugs Elaine

  7. Oh Just sooooooooooooo adorable.Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

  8. Such a sweet card!!! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

  9. Very cute! The image is adorable and I love the designer papers you used for our challenge at My Heart Pieces! Cindy :)

  10. Hi Sarah

    Thank you for your nice comment on my card. I am very happy to see that you like it.
    I have seen very pretty things on your blog too, and I really like this card. You have a beautiful cute style, ... my cards are rather simple. I like cute cards but I found it hard to make themselves.
    You asked me if all ink on my card is stamped. Yes, it is doodeling :)
    The stamp is from Crafty Secrets "Vintage Christmas".

    Wish you a nice, coming weekend...


  11. It's me again

    Sorry :(
    the Clear Art Stamp set is not the one that I said, but it's "Flourishes"!